Monthly Archives: August 2012

This Week on TV

So I always look forward to Downton Abbey, even if it’s slightly preposterous and soapy, so what was trailed as the BBC upmarket version, Parade’s End, with everyone’s favourite posho Benedict Cumberbatch, and well-seasoned actors such as Rebecca Hall, Janet … Continue reading

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Them From That Thing

Or the full title is ‘C4 Comedy Presents: Them From That Thing’. A two-part half-hour sketch show over two consecutive nights. I don’t know if it was an attempt at a pilot for a longer series or just these two-off … Continue reading

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Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery

Russell Brand was on Newsnight last Friday (10 August) in heated debate with Peter Hitchens (of the Daily Mail) about the appropriate methods to solve drug use in this country. Russell Brand advocates total abstinence, as he did through the … Continue reading

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The Best of Men

Eddie Marsan as a German doctor. Rob Brydon as a paraplegic. It shouldn’t work but it did. This was the BBC Two drama about Doctor Ludwig Guttman, a German Jewish refugee who came to work at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in … Continue reading

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Accused

Sean Bean in a dress. That’s what attracted the viewers to the first episode of the new series of Jimmy McGovern’s Accused. I’m one of them. Could he pull it off and be convincing as a cross-dresser? Well, yes, of … Continue reading

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Beaver Falls

Beaver Falls is back for a second series on E4. It’s the British attempt at an American summer camp drama that doesn’t quite compete. Following 3 British men – Flynn (Scottish pretty-boy who gets all the girls, but also has … Continue reading

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Olympic Rowing: Bert and Dickie

I finally caught up with the BBC1 drama ‘Bert and Dickie’ last night, and it was fitting I should watch it on the same day as GB got their first gold medal in the London 2012 Olympics in a rowing … Continue reading

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